Journalism Ethics and Regulation

Module code: JO1002

This module will introduce you to the regulation, codes of practice and professional ethics of journalism, and will feature much lively discussion and debate.

Topics covered

  • The ethics and morals of journalism
  • Journalism ethics in practice
  • Moral dilemmas in journalism
  • Professional codes of conduct
  • Professional ethics
  • Media law
  • Contempt of court
  • The law of libel
  • Case studies of major ethical issues


  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 22 hours of practical work
  • 126 hours of independent study


  • Group presentation (25%)
  • Essay, 1,500 words (75%)